Who is Rick Salomon?
A rather controversial personality, Rick Salomon is an American poker player who rose to fame with the leaked sex tape he made with Hilton heiress, Paris Hilton. Other than this, he is known for his short marriages to celebrities Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson. He is successful in poker, winning over $6 million at Big One for One Drop events in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
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Rick Salomon Biography – Age, Youth and Education
Born Richard Allan Salomon on January 24, 1968 in Neptune Township, New Jersey, USA, he is the son of ex-Warner Bros executive vice president Robert Jess Salomon and his wife Doris Gloria Green. Rick spent his childhood in Wayside, New Jersey, but there is no other information about his early life.
Rick Salomon’s Untold Truth
It was around 2005 that Rick started to come into prominence with poker, but his fame started earlier. In 2003, a sex tape of Salomon and Paris Hilton appeared on the internet and after realizing what had happened, Rick filed a lawsuit against the company that made the sex tape public. He also sued the Hilton family, accusing them of damaging his career and popularity, as the Hilton family alleged that Rick had exploited Paris. His suit was set at $10 million, stating that representatives of the Hilton family tried to discourage the media from showing the videotape, as Paris was a minor when the tape was made.
This also struck him as if that were true, this would make the tape illegal. Nevertheless, Rick reached an agreement with the Red Light District Video production company to distribute the sex tape, and although Paris and the family sued the company Kahatani LTD, which released the tape in the first place, it was thrown out of court. Additionally, Rick and the Red Light District Video reached an agreement with Paris Hilton to pay her $400,000 plus a percentage of the tape’s sales profit.
Rick started playing poker at a professional level around 2005 and has participated in many events since then, many of which have contributed to his wealth.
He started out with small prize events, but as he became more proficient, his desires grew – he started his own online gambling site. and then reached the heights of a successful poker player. In 2014, he won his first major prize when he took home $2.8 million after finishing 4th in the WSOP $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop event. Two years later, he finished third in the €1 million Big One for One Drop event at The Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza for $3.3 million, his largest payout from a live tournament. Two more years passed until he repeated his 2014 success, finishing 4th at the WSOP $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop, taking home another $2.84 million.
Acting and producing
Rick has also tried himself as an actor; he made his debut in 2000 when he played Doug in the movie “Bob’s Video”, starring his ex-wife Elizabeth Daily. Three years later, he appeared in the biopic “Alpha Dog”, written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, and starring Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake and Anton Yelchin. In 2009, he appeared in the memorable role of Bailiff Bert in the family drama film “My Sister’s Keeper”, starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin. Most recently, he was Dale in the thriller film “Red Handed” (2019), starring some of the most prominent action movie stars in Michael Biehn, Michael Madsen and the rising star Ryan Carnes.
Rick is also a producer, starting with the 2002 comedy crime film “American Girl” starring Jena Malone, Harmony Blossom, and Erik von Detten. After this came the movie “Who’s Your Caddy?” in 2007, while producing the TV series “First In” from 2008 to 2009. In 2018, he produced the biopic about crime boss John Gotti and his son – simply called “Gotti” – starring John Travolta, Spencer Roco Lofranco and Kelly Preston.
Rick Salomon Net worth, height, weight and appearance
Rick Salomon is quite a controversial celebrity, but his success in at least two areas has greatly increased his wealth. According to sources, Rick Salomon’s net worth is estimated at more than $50 million in mid-2020.
Rick Salomon is 1.75m tall while weighing about 165lbs ~ 75kg. His vital statistics are unknown, but he has a slim figure. His hair is black and he has brown eyes.
Rick Salomon Personal life, marriages, divorce, children
Rick Salomon has spotlighted his personal life; he has been married four times, twice to the same woman, none other than Pamela Anderson; he has also had several high profile relationships with other celebrities. His first wife was actress and voice actress, Elizabeth Daily; the couple married in July 1995 but divorced almost five years later in March 2000. They welcomed two children together, daughters Hunter born in 1996 and Tyson born in 1998.
In January 2002, he married the famous actress Shannen Doherty, but the marriage was annulled in May of the following year.
In September 2007, Rick and actress/model Pamela Anderson signed a marriage license in Las Vegas. During Pamela’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Pamela talked about her engagement to a man who plays poker. They married in October 2007, the ceremony took place during a break between the 7pm and 10pm shows of “Hans Klok’s The Beauty of Magic” at Planet Hollywood Resort – at the time Pamela was working there as a magician’s assistant. However, the couple broke up just 10 weeks after the wedding and in December Pamela filed for divorce. Soon after, the couple reconciled, but that only lasted until February 2008, when Anderson filed for an annulment, citing fraud as the reason. Rick also asked for the annulment of the marriage, and he also mentioned fraud. The marriage ended on March 24, 2008.
Rick and Pamela got back together in 2014 and got married in January 2014; this time, the couple divorced in April 2015.
In addition to his short marriages, Rick has dated other women, including Nicole Marie Lenz from 1999 to 2000, then Paris Hilton from 2000 to 2001, and Stefani Morgan, among other short relationships.
Rick Salomon News, Facts, Influence
A true playboy, Rick has become hugely popular all over the world, largely due to his lifestyle, but also his overall success. He is a star on Instagram, with about 90,000 followers on his Official Pageon which he shares some insights into his personal and professional life, money, women and a good time.
Rick Salomon Quietly Understands… Almost! http://dlvr.it/92NyzM
Due to his wild lifestyle, Rick has often been a subject of the media and has often spoken about the ups and downs throughout his career. He was also a subject of the media thanks to the Leaked Sex Tape Made With Paris Hiltonwhich was 20 years old at the time of making.
In 2019, Rick filed a lawsuit against the Saudi prince and member of Saudi Arabia’s wealthiest family, Raad al-Khereiji, for $2.8 million. Rick won in a private poker game against the Saudi Sheikh held at the Tiara Miramar Beach hotel on the French Riviera. After losing the match, the prince blocked the payment for months, with his lawyers claiming it was just a friendly match. To this day Rick has not received his money.